Long Branch in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Church of the Presidents
St. James Episcopal Church
Built in 1879.
Named for the seven U.S. Presidents who attended services here: Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, and Woodrow Wilson.
Deconsecrated in 1953, it became the Long Branch Historical Museum. Named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
Preservation funding made possible in part by The Garden State Historic Preservation Trust administered by The New Jersey Historic Trust / State of New Jersey, A Save America's Treasures grant administered by The National Park Service / Department of the Interior, The Monmouth County Historical Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #19 Rutherford B. Hayes, the Former U.S. Presidents: #21 Chester A. Arthur, the Former U.S. Presidents: #23 Benjamin HarrisonFormer U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Location. 40° 15.75′ N, 73° 59.383′ W. Marker is in Long Branch, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1260 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch NJ 07740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James A. Garfield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dorothy Parker Birthplace (approx. 1.2 miles away); Corner of Ocean and Brighton Avenues (approx. 1.6 miles away); Brinley Grist Mill (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Brinley Grist Mill (approx. 1.6 miles away); Historic Site of Old Free Church Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); New Era Anchor (approx. 2 miles away); Norman Mailer/Scarboro Hotel (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Branch.
Also see . . . Church of the Presidents Wikipedia Entry. (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.)
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